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Strategic Procurement Category Manager

Reference170711_109651
RecruiterBramwith Consulting
Industry SectorAerospace & Defence, Automotive & Transport Systems, Chemicals, Energy & Utilities, Engineering, Engineering - Other, FMCG - Food & Drink, FMCG - Non Food, Manufacturing, Manufacturing - Other, Mining, Oil & Gas, Other, Pharmaceutical & Biotech, Rail & Transport Insfrastructure, Technology & Electronics
SalaryUSD120,000 to USD150,000 per annum
BenefitsBonus + Benefits
Town/CityNewark
LocationsUSA - North East, Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington DC
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs, Supply Chain Jobs
Date Posted03 July 2017

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Strategic Procurement Category Manager – Greenfield Category Strategy – Global Fortune 500 Energy Firm

Location: Newark, New Jersey

Salary: $120,000 - $150,000 + Bonus + Benefits

This $Multi-Billion energy business has recently undergone an ambitious global transformation, restructuring their procurement function to apply world-class category management principles and support the business as they continue their explosive growth in the sector.

As a result, this new position has been created within the Innovative Energy Procurement team to work closely with stakeholders and bring strategic procurement methodology to previously untouched spends.



Role Overview:
  • Build strong, strategic relationships with senior internal stakeholders across a range of business units, including Engineering, Materials, Equipment and System Parts, as well as more indirect categories such as Sales, Services and Facilities
  • Identify spend categories which would benefit from strategic procurement, and developing effective category strategies in conjunction with business stakeholders
  • In the first instance, delivering cost savings through strategic procurement activities, as well as identifying and executing opportunities to add value back to the business
  • Working closely with the wider procurement function to raise the profile of procurement within the business, and create and best in class procurement function



Procurement Background and Experience Required:
  • Excellent understanding and experience of category management, strategic sourcing and supplier relationship management across $Multi-Million spends
  • A resume detailing key achievements in strategic procurement, including cost savings, increased quality, successfully executed category strategy and increased stakeholder buy-in
  • Experience in managing key suppliers, implementing new contracts and reviewing historical ones to increase strategic relationships
  • Outstanding stakeholder management skills is essential; previous experience of ‘winning round’ stubborn stakeholders, developing category strategies in previously untouched areas and influencing senior-level internal stakeholders to achieve results
  • Confident, self-managed professional with the ability to work remotely from senior managers

This position is well suited to an ambitious individual with excellent strategic procurement experience to date, looking to make their mark in a relatively untouched part of a global leader in energy.



To express your interest and for more information, apply directly through LinkedIn or send a copy of your resume to[email removed]



Keywords: Category Manager, Category Management, Procurement, Procurement Manager, Strategic Sourcing, Purchasing, Supply Chain, Indirect Procurement, Energy, Oil, Gas, Engineering, Greenfield, Greenfield Procurement, Senior Category Manager, Procurement Category Manager, New Jersey

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Recruiter: Bramwith Consulting
Tel: +44 (0)207 138 4100
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